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MLA Comedy Stylebook Not Funny

, Malcolm A. Kline

Here’s the problem with the English professors at the Modern Language Association (MLA) attempting to define humor: They’re not funny, at least intentionally. “Theories of life-writing do not work in stand –up comedy,” Dale Tracy…

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Civil Rights History, Queered

, Malcolm A. Kline

Occasionally, professors at the Modern Language Association (MLA) have good points to make. Unfortunately, they soon get buried in the MLA’s favorite themes and concepts. “Chicago remains one of the most deeply segregated cities in…

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Mugging Melville

, Malcolm A. Kline

One of the speakers at this year’s Modern Language Association (MLA) meeting brought up a fascinating quote by William Wordsworth that may well be an indictment of the annual conclave of English professors: “To dissect…

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Top Ten Articles on Black Lives Matter

, Spencer Irvine

Black Lives Matter made headlines in 2016, with academics, college administrators and college students taking up this banner of anti-police and anti-white privilege on their own college campuses. Here are ten articles from this year…

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